Lace Background Stitch

The Lace Background Stitch Knitting Pattern Tutorial by Knitiversity

About This Stitch Pattern

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the lace background stitch. This stitch creates a fancy lace design with lots of texture. The lace background stitch would be great for scarves, shrugs, shawls!

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Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Odd number of stitches

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Odd number of sts.

Pattern Instructions

  • Row 1: (Right Side): k1, *yo, sl 1, k1, yo, psso the knit st and the yo; rep from *.
  • Row 2: *p2, drop the yo of previous row; rep from *, end p1.
  • Row 3: k2, *yo, sl 1, k1, yo, psso the knit st and the yo; rep from *, end k1.
  • Row 4: p3, *drop the yo of previous row, p2; rep from *.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you reach your desired length.

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